Other than that the rest is pretty self explanatory. It's really amazing what the blue-grey paint did for the space. I used it all through the common areas of the house, and it's really more blue than I expected it to be, but I have LOVED how it turned out. The biggest surprise though was what it did for the kitchen space. I debated putting it in there or not, because I didn't want to make such a small space too dark. But I couldn't leave it dingy looking like it was, and so we had just enough paint left over to do the kitchen. It really brings out the grey flecks in the granite, and makes the red oak in the cabinets pop. Because there's not a place for the trash can and the pantry isn't deep at all, I just sat it out, and went ahead and got a second one for the aluminium cans we collect.
The pantry was another difficult project for Gary. It needed painting, and the shelves weren't in good shape, but they were built in. He had to cut them apart to get them out. Then he had to roll it alot, because come to find out that entire closet is concrete. I wanted some adjustable shelves put in so that I could figure out how far they needed to be spaced as I went, and so if I decided to redo the layout in there later, I could. Gary also took some of the wall hooks in the laundry room and moved two of them to the pantry for me to hang bags of potatoes and bags of onions for storage. It worked out pretty well. I like one thing about this kitchen better than the last rental. I have good sight lines to all of the house, with the exception of the back porch. I can see into the hallway space between the kids bedrooms, into the dining room and living room. With the french doors open, I can still hear what's going on on the back porch even if I can't see them. And as loud as they are, that's nearly the same thing.
This room is probably the least changed, I mean it's not like we gutted the kitchen yet or anything, but I still thought I'd share it.